The work of French artist Tomi Ungerer and architect d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel, the kindergarten shaped like a cat welcomes hundreds of kids every day who enter through the mouth, take classes in its belly and come out through its tail, or a silver slide at the back!
Topped by a green fur-like roof, the metal and concrete feline sits looking at every kid come in through its mouth every morning, as if they were being eaten. Its big round eyes are actually windows that flood its two-levels with plenty of natural light.
The cat‘s belly shelters a coatroom, a dining room, a kitchen and classrooms with colorful drawings made by the kids hanging on its walls. Its paws are play areas for the tots, and on the upper level, a playroom allows kids to peek outside through the cat’s giant eyes. Behind the cat’s back is its tail, made from a steel tube slide from where the kids can come out.